In this brief blog post, we will provide a list of helpless synonym.

We have arranged the helpless synonyms below in alphabetical order.

First batch of  100 helpless synonyms

a dead loss

a slave to

a slave to,

abandoned

abject

abject

abject

abject,

abused

accessible

afflicted

aged

aged,

aground

ailing

ailing,

alone

alone,

amateur

amateurish

an easy target for

anaemicUK

anemicUS

apathetic

arthritic

arthritic,

ashore

assailable

asthenic

at a loss

at a low ebb

at one’s beck and call

at one’s feet

at one’s mercy

at risk

atonic

atonic.

attackable

awkward

bad

basket-case

basket-case

basket-case,

be numbed,

beached

bearish

beaten

bedridden

beleaguered

benumbed

bereft

bereft

bereft,

beset

beyond hope

beyond recall

beyond recall,

beyond recovery

beyond redress

beyond remedy

beyond repair

blank

blasé

bleak

blue

blundering

Blundering,

broken

broken down,

broken-down

broken-down

broken-down,

broken-hearted

brokenhearted

brought to your knees

browbeaten

bulky,

bullied

bumbling,

bungling

bungling,

burdened

burned out

bush-league

cack-handed

can’t make grade,

cant cut it,

cant hack it,

cant make grade,

cant make the grade,

cast away.

cast down

caught

Caught,

challenged

cheerless

cheerless,

chicken

clinging

clingy

Helpless synonyms

Second batch of  100 helpless synonyms

clueless

clumsy

comfortless

comfortless,

compromised

confined

confined,

cowboy

crestfallen

crippled

crippled

crook

crude,

crushed

crushed

cureless

cut off

cynical

cynical

cynical,

dazed

de pendent,

dead

deadly

debile

debilitated,

decrepit,

defeated

defeatist

defenceless against

defencelessUK

defenseless

defenselessUS

deficient

dejected

delicate

delicate,

demoralisedUK

demoralized,

demoralizedUS

dependent

depleted

depressed,

deserted

desolate,

despaired of

despairing,

desperate

despondent

destitute,

destroyed

differently abled

diminished

diplegic

dis enfranchised,

dis-enfranchised,

disabled

Third batch of  100 helpless synonyms

disabled

disabled

disabled

disabled (adjective)

disadvantaged

disadvantaged

disadvantageous

disarmed

disarmed

Disarmed,

disconsolate

disconsolate

disconsolate,

discouraging

discouraging,

diseased

disenfranchised

disfranchised

disheartened

dispirited

dispirited

disqualified

distressed

distressed,

doddering

doddering,

doddery

doleful

doomed

Dopey

down

down and out

down in the dumps

down in the mouth

down-and-out

downbeat

downcast

downhearted

dragging,

drained

droopy

dud

easily damaged

easily hurt

easily wounded

effete

effete

effete,

elephantine,

emasculated

endangered

enervated

enfeebled

enslaved

etiolated

exceptional

exhausted

exploited

exposed

failed

failing

faint,

fainter,

fatal

fatal.

fatigued

fed up

feeble

final

flabby

flat

Fourth batch of 100 helpless synonyms

flat,

floundering

forceless

forceless

forgotten

forgotten,

forlorn

forlorn

forlorn

forlorn

forlorn

forsaken

forsaken

forsaken

forsaken

forsaken,

foundered

fragile

fragile,

frail

frail

frail

frail,

fraught

friendless

friendless

friendless

friendless,

fruitless

fruitless

fruitless

fruitless,

futile

futile,

gauche,

gawky,

gentle

gentle,

gloomy

glum

godforsaken,

gone

goner

goner,

graceless,

grave

ground down

grounded

gutless

half-hearted

ham-fisted

ham-handed,

hamstrung

hamstrung

hamstrung

Hamstrung,

handcuffed

handcuffed

handcuffed

Handcuffed,

handicapped

handicapped

handicapped,

hands tied

hands tied,

hangdog

harmed

have-not

have-not,

having a disability

having a mental disability

having learning difficulties

having special needs

heart-rending

heartbroken

heartsick

heartsore

heavy-handed,

heavy-hearted

heavy,

heavyhearted

helpless,

hemiplegic

henpecked

high and dry

high and dry

hindered

hit for six

hog-tied

hog-tied

hollow

homeless

homeless,

hopeless

hopeless

hopeless

hors de combat

hulking,

hurt

hurt,

Fifth batch of  100 helpless synonyms

ill

ill-fated

ill-fated

ill-fated,

ill-protected

ill-treated

immobile

immobilisedUK

immobilisedUK

immobilizedUS

immobilizedUS

impaired

impaired

impossible

impossible

impossible,

impotent

impotent

impotent

impotent

impotent

impotent

impotent

impotent

impoverished

impracticable

impracticable,

impuissant

impuissant

impuissant

Impuissant,

in danger

in danger of

in despair

in despair,

in difficulties

in efficacious,

in firm,

in jeopardy

in line of fire

in line of fire,

in one’s clutches

in one’s clutches,

in one’s pocket

in one’s power

in one’s power,

in operative.

in peril

in peril of

in the dumps

in the dumps,

in the line of fire

in the line of fire,

in the lurch

in the lurch

in-active.

in-efficacious,

in-operative,

inactive

inadequate

inadequate

inapt

incapable

incapable

incapable

incapable

incapacitated

incapacitated

incapacitated

incapacitated

incapacitated,

incompetent

incompetent

incompetent

inconsolable

incorrigible

incurable

incurable,

indecisive,

indefensible

indefensible,

indisposed

indisposed

ineffective

ineffective

ineffective

ineffectual

ineffectual

ineffectual

inefficient

inefficient

inefficient

inefficient,

inelegant.

ineligible

inept

inept

inept

inert

inert

Sixth batch of  100 helpless synonyms

inexperienced

inexperienced,

inexpert

inexpert

inexpert

infecund

inferior

infirm

infirm

infirm

infirm

infirm

infirm,

injured

insecure

insensible

insubstantial,

insufficient

insufficient

insufficient,

invalid

invalid

invalid

irrecoverable

irredeemable

irredeemable,

irreformable

irremediable

irremediable,

irreparable

irreparable,

irretrievable

irreversible

irreversible,

irrevocable

irrevocable,

isolated

joyless

knocked for six

lachrymose

lackadaisical

lacking

lacking ability

laid bare

laid low

laid open

laid up

laid-up

laid-up,

lame

lame

lame

lame,

languid

languid,

languorous

learning-disabled

leaving much to be desired

led by the nose

left at the altar,

left in the lurch

left in the lurch,

left open

less capable

liable

like a clay pigeon

like a clay pigeon,

like a sitting duck

like a sitting duck,

limp

listless

lonely

lonely,

lonesome

lonesome,

long-faced

lost

lost

lost

lost.

low

low

low-spirited

low,

lumbering,

lumpish,

maimed

maimed,

maladroit

maltreated

maltreated,

marooned

meagerUS

meagreUK

meek

melancholic

melancholy

menacing

menacing,

miserable

Seventh batch of  100 helpless synonyms

miserable

miserable

miserable,

mistreated

mistreated,

misused

monoplegic

more disenfranchised,

more hog tied,

more hog-tied,

more hogtied,

more impuissant,

morose

morose

mortal

most disenfranchised,

most hog tied,

most hog-tied,

most hogtied,

most impuissant,

mournful

naked

needful

needy

needy

needy,

negative

nerveless

nerveless

neurasthenic

neurasthenic,

no can do,

no good

no-win

no-win,

not able

not cut out for

not equal to

not good enough

not have it

not much cop

not to,

not up to it

not up to scratch

not up to snuff

numb

oafish,

on line,

on the line

on the line,

on the rocks,

on the spot

on the spot,

open

open

open to

open to attack

open to attack

open,

oppressed

oppressed

out in left field,

out of action

out of action,

out of commission

out of gas

out of gas

out of gas,

out of shape

out of sorts

out on a limb

out on limb

out on limb,

out to lunch

out-of-action

out-of-action,

out-of-commission

out-of-commission,

over a barrel

over a barrel

over a barrel

over a barrel,

overcome

overcome

overcome,

overloaded

overpowered

overwhelmed

palsied

palsied

palsified

paltry.

paper tiger

paralysedUK

paralysedUK

paralysedUK

paralysedUK

paralysedUK

paralysedUK

paralytic

Eighth batch of  100 helpless synonyms

paralytic

paralyzed

paralyzedUS

paralyzedUS

paralyzedUS

paralyzedUS

paralyzedUS

paralyzedUS

paraparetic

paraplegic

paretic

passed up,

passionless

passive

past cure

past hope

past hope,

past it

past remedy

pathetic

pathetic

pathetic

pathetic

pathetic,

persecuted

persecuted.

pessimistic

pessimistic

pessimistic,

physically challenged

physically handicapped

physically impaired

pigeon

pigeon.

pinned

pinned

pinned,

piteous

pitiable

pitiable,

pitiful

pitiful,

plagued

pointless

pointless

pointless,

ponderous,

poor

poorly

powerless

powerless

powerless

powerless

powerless

powerless

powerless

powerless

powerless

pregnable

Pregnable.

profitless

prone

prostrate

prostrate

prostrate

prostrate

prostrate

prostrate

prostrate.

prostrated

puny

puny

puny,

quadriplegic

raw

receptive to

reduced

regretful

reliant

remediless

repressed

resigned

resistless

resistless

restrained

restricted

rheumatic

rheumatic,

rickety

run aground

run aground,

run-down

run-down.

sad

sad

sad,

saddened

sapless

sapless,

sapped

Ninth batch of 100 helpless synonyms

sclerotic

sclerotic,

scrawny

sensitive

sensitive

shaking

shaky

shaky

shiftless

shiftless

shiftless,

shilpit

shipwrecked

shot down

shot down,

sick

sick

sickly

sickly,

sidelined

sidelined,

sinister

sinister,

sitting duck

skill-less

slave

slight

slight,

sluggish

small

soft

softened

solitary

solitary,

sorrowful

sorry

spastic

spastic,

speechless

spent

spindly

stalled

Stalled,

stranded

stranded

strengthless

strengthless

Strengthless,

stuck

stuck fast

stumbling,

stunned

stupefied

subdued

subject

subject

subject

subjugated

subjugated,

subservient

subservient,

substandard

sunk

sunk,

supine

suppressed

suppressed,

susceptible

susceptible

susceptive to

tame,

tapped

tapped

tapped out

tapped out

tapped out,

tapped,

tearful

tender

tepid

terminal

tetraplegic

thin,

threatened

threatened with

threatening

threatening,

tied

tired

toothless

tormented

torpid

tottering

tottery

tragic

tragic

tragic,

trapped

trembling

trembling

Tenth batch of 100 helpless synonyms

trembly

tremorous

tremorous,

troubled

tyrannisedUK

Tyrannized,

tyrannizedUS

un abler,

un ablest,

un moving,

un-abler,

un-ablest,

un-moving,

unable

unable

unable

unable

unable to do something for toffee

unachievable

unachievable

unachievable,

unadapted

unaided

unapt

unarmed

unarmed

unarmoured

unattended

unavailing

unavailing,

uncared-for

unconvincing,

uncoordinated,

uncouth,

undefendable

undefended

undefended

under one’s thumb

under the heel

underdog

underfoot

underfoot,

undermined

underprivileged

uneasy,

unenthusiastic

unequipped

unexcited

unfit

unfit

unfit

unfit

unfit

unfit

unfitted

unfitted

unfortified

unfortunate

unfortunate,

ungainly,

unguarded

unguarded

unguarded,

unhandy

unhappy

unhappy,

unhealthy

uninitiated

uninterested

unmitigable

unmitigable,

unmoving

unpatrolled

unpowerful

unproductive

unprofessional

unproficient

unprofitable

unpromising

unprotected

unprotected

unprotected

unqualified

unrecoverable

unredeemable

unresistant

unresistant

unsafe

unsalvageable

unsheltered

unshielded

unshielded.

unskilful

unskilled

unskillful

unskillful,

unsound

unsteady

unsubstantial

unsuitable

Tenth batch of 100 helpless synonyms

untactful,

untoward,

untrained

untrained

unwatched

unwell

unwieldy,

unwilling

up creek without paddle

up creek without paddle

up creek without paddle,

up the creek

up the creek

up the creek,

useless

useless

useless

useless

useless

useless,

vain

vain,

victimisedUK

victimizedUS

vincible

vitiated

vitiated,

vulnerable

vulnerable

vulnerable

vulnerable to

wanting

wasted

wasted

weak

weak

weak

weak

weak

weak

weak

weak

weakened

weakened

weakened

weakened,

weakest.

weakling

weakly

weakly

weakly,

weaponless

weaponless,

weary

weedy

weedy,

weighed down

weighed down

weighed down,

wheelchair-using

wide open

wide open

wide open,

wide-open

wimp

wimp.

wimper,

wimpest,

wimpish

wimpy

wimpy,

wishy washy,

wishy-washy

wishywashy,

with a disability

with hands tied

with hands tied

with hands tied,

with no say

without arms

without assistance

without defences

without help

without hope

without power

without protection

without resources

without weapons

woebegone

woebegone

woebegone,

woeful

woozy

woozy,

worn-out

worn-out,

wornout

worried

worsening

worsening,

If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run programme may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.

You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.

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